SEPTEMBER 19-30, 2022
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Revised: 9/27/22


Diagnostic Exam
Students will be emailed the exam starting September 12. All new students must complete the take-home diagnostic exam and email it to their faculty advisor by Friday, September 16. Your advisor will need time to review your exam before approving your course registration. If you cannot find your advisor, email your exam to Keisha Prowoznik at kprowoznik@statistics.uchicago.edu.
Required for: all new students

Course Registration
New and returning students should meet with advisors, register online, and email advisor-approved registration forms to Keisha Prowoznik no later than Friday, September 23, at noon.
Required for: all students

Online Orientation for International Students
New international students must complete the online orientation offered by the Office of International Affairs no later than Monday, September 30. See OIA’s website for details.
Required for: all new international students


Wednesday, September 14

Incoming international students are invited to attend an international student orientation hosted by the Office of International Affairs (OIA). This orientation is not required but may be a helpful resource for incoming international students. OIA will cover a variety of topics including a general overview of OIA services, important reminders, information about maintaining status, information about employment for international students, and ways to get involved in the international student community at the University of Chicago.

1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Please use this link to access the Zoom orientation session on September 14 at 1:00 PM (Chicago time): https://uchicago.zoom.us/j/93091123999?pwd=cnNlUXFkaEhiU3RKZkpML0lROXE2QT09
Encouraged for:  All International students

Monday, September 19

Orientation Meeting for Incoming PhD Students
11:15 am-12:15 pm
Location: Jones 303

Prof. Yali Amit and Student Affairs Specialist Keisha Prowoznik will provide an overview of the PhD academic program and give a brief tour of the student office.
Required for: all new PhD students

Orientation Meeting for Incoming MS Students
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Eckhart 133
Prof. Mei Wang and Student Affairs Specialist Keisha Prowoznik will provide an overview of the MS academic program.  
Required for: all new MS students

Library Resources Information Session
2:00 pm—2:30 pm
Eckhart 133
Jennifer Hart, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Librarian, will give an overview of library services and resources available to all students.

Tuesday, September 20

PSD Welcome & Orientation
9:00 am-10:00 am
Location:  Logan Center for the Arts


Graduate Student Orientation for UChicago Grad
11:30 am—3:30 pm
Location: Main Quad

Register online to attend Orientation

Wednesday, September 21

IT Informational Session
12:00 pm–12:45 pm
Eckhart 133
Ed Friedman, John Zekos, and Mitzi Nakatsuka will explain computational resources in the Department of the Statistics and across campus.

Thursday, September 22

Teaching and Learning in the Multicultural Classroom
1:00 pm—3:00 pm
Location: Jones 226

Laura Demchuck will offer a TA training workshop focusing on teaching in a multicultural classroom.
Required for: all new PhD students

Campus Tour
3:30 pm—4:30 pm
Location: Jones Laboratory

Tour the campus with fellow students to become acquainted with the university and all it has to offer!

Friday, September 23

NOON—Deadline for Course Registration

Successful Collaboration
1:00 pm—1:30 pm
Eckhart 133
Profs. Matthew Stephens and Mei Wang will lead a discussion on collaboration within the Department. The meeting is mandatory for new students.  All students are welcome.
Required for: all new students

UChicagoGRAD: Career Development and Fellowships
1:30 pm—2:15 pm
Eckhart 133
Amy Rapp and Nathan Hardy

Fire Safety Training
2:30 pm–3:00 pm
Eckhart 133
Ian Hoppie, Laboratory Safety Specialist, will give a fire safety training presentation.
Required for: all students

Second-year PhD Students Orientation Meeting
3:30 pm–4:00 pm
Location: Jones 303

Profs. Mary Sara McPeek and Peter McCullagh will provide an overview of academic matters for returning PhD students.
Required for: all second-year PhD students

Monday, September 26

First day of classes
See the Course Search for details.

Thursday, September 29—Outside

New Students’ Party
4:30 pm-7:00 pm
Location: Searle Quad

Chair Matthew Stephens will host a party for new students

Friday, September 30

General Student Meeting and Election of Student Representatives
12:00 pm
Location: Jones 303

Chair Matthew Stephens will lead a brief meeting, including the election of new student representatives.
Required for: all students

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